Advocacy Agenda

Each year, the GA selects two to three items to dedicate additional time and resources to—usually the most pressing issues facing graduate students at Berkeley. The Executive Board and Delegates advocate in these areas, as directed by the Bylaws:

6.5. Advocacy Agenda.  The advocacy agenda shall be re-created for each academic year and shall identify goals that the Graduate Assembly is working towards and that it will promote in meetings with campus administrators, the Regents, local and state government officials, UCSA, and SAGE. The President shall work with the Executive Board and the Project Directors to develop a Graduate Assembly advocacy agenda for the academic year. The annual advocacy agenda shall be discussed at the September meeting of the Delegates Assembly to allow for input from the delegates, and shall be presented for approval no later than the October meeting of the Delegate Assembly, but may be amended by the Delegate Assembly at any time.

This year, Delegates passed an advocacy agenda that established two-year campaigns, allowing the GA more time to lay the groundwork to build capacity and develop collaborative solutions around issues facing graduate students.

The 2016-2017 Advocacy Agenda was:

  1. Basic Needs Security
  2. Diversity
  3. The Graduate Initiative

The 2015–2016 Advocacy Agenda was:

  1. Housing
  2. Diversity

The 2014–2015 Advocacy Agenda was:

  1. Wellness
  2. Diversity
  3. Sexual Assault

Follow the link on each agenda item to see a summary of our work or proposals developed during the year.